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To attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults
“I just said that to Charlie to needle him.”
A thin pointer on a dial, compass, or other instrument
“This implies a net magnetic moment less robust than the compass needle of single-celled magnetotactic bacteria.”
A stylus used to play records
“As the shot is made, the effects man, who has in front of him a copy of the cable message, drops the needle on an effects record and listeners hear the applause of the crowd as the shot reaches the boundary.”
A slender hollow instrument by which material is put into or taken from the body through the skin
“… the nurse inserted the needle into his vein and collected some blood for testing.”
Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle, such as a pointed crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
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